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Hey I just got my diploma recognized in Switzerland! I live in Geneva and was thinking of working in Vaud canton. But to get a "droit de pratique" in Vaud, you need a C1 level of French. I only have a B2, which is required in Geneva. So I will work in Geneva for now. I didn't realize I also needed this droit de pratique which is an additional 500 CHF and requires additional documentation (criminal background check, letter from your family doctor that you are physically and psychologically capable of practicing as a nurse). FYI.
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Just as an FYI, nursing shifts are not exactly like they are in the US - unless you are in the pool, you are obliged to take shifts on weekends & nights
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Hey I just got my diploma recognized in Switzerland! I live in Geneva and was thinking of working in Vaud canton. But to get a "droit de pratique" in Vaud, you need a C1 level of French. I only have a B2, which is required in Geneva. So I will work in Geneva for now. I didn't realize I also needed this droit de pratique which is an additional 500 CHF and requires additional documentation (criminal background check, letter from your family doctor that you are physically and psychologically capable of practicing as a nurse). FYI.
congratulations! I just started the process last week How long did it take you from start to finish?
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congratulations! I just started the process last week How long did it take you from start to finish?
I started the process Dec 2018 and received the recognition in Oct 2019. It took longer than it should have. My documents were incomplete at one point; and there were some delays at the Red Cross over summer as well.
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congratulations! I just started the process last week How long did it take you from start to finish?

Congrats. I also submitted mine in November. Waiting for a response.
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Hi, I am not sure 100% but i think it depends because nurses recruited from Quebec did not have to pay for any course. My friend only paid for visa and, maybe for recognition, but i am not sure again as fees might have been partially covered by the agency. However, recruitment is halted for now due to changes in admission requirements for foreign nurses to Switzerland so best would clarify with RC.


Did you end up having to take any courses? I am also an RN from the US. I am waiting for my recognition and am also nervous about having to do extras.
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I didn't have to do any courses or internship. I was worried too! Do you have a BSN and work experience?
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And by the way -- be sure to check out getting the "droit de pratique" in your canton (after receiving your NAREG registration and approval by the Red Cross). Documentation required is different for each canton. For example, Geneva requires a B2 in French while Vaud requires a C1!
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I didn't have to do any courses or internship. I was worried too! Do you have a BSN and work experience?


Hi, yes I have a BSN and 12 years of experience. I have a B2 German certificate. The requirement appears to vary by hospital here in Zürich.
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Hi, yes I have a BSN and 12 years of experience. I have a B2 German certificate. The requirement appears to vary by hospital here in Zürich.
I think you will be fine!
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Hello , I' m nurse from USA, I graduated from Russia and started my evaluation as RN.They requested from B 2 level French and Swiss work permit, I don't have any permit in Geneva, how I can get that , any suggestions, please advise.
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